Good goal to shoot for, I think we would all like that, Jeff.:D:P
These are all very valid points, although not a concern at the current stage of development. One point that probably should be considered right away is at least being able to fit these prototypes into SOME engine. Maybe the generator? VW Engines are readily available and affordable, might be good for researchers all over because of that reason. If the prototype plug ends up working, it'd be a shame that the last step in testing is would be the Burn-O-Meter. However, being able to replicate results is the key to any experiment, and following procedure as precisely as possible is essential.Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z FLASH MESSAGE Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z
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Hello again. Second post. A few thoughts to pass along to you big guy (Russ). Sorry about the theatrics above, but I
wanted to get your attention before something very bad could possibly take place. ( the above type message is used
by the military during hostilities/wartime to get vital information to command leadership immediately ) I watched your
most recent videos regarding the WFC Injector Assembly. I don't have a lot of time anymore, so I will be very brief
(for me) and to the point. Please do not take my writing style I am about to use as being rude, I just need to get my
points across quickly. Here goes. Russ, what are you going to screw that injector assembly into?!?! Are you going to
to screw it into a 1960's or 1970's VW type 1 (beetle) air cooled engine like Stan did? What point am I trying to make?
I would sure as hell HATE to see you and other people out there WASTE a lot of time, energy AND money to produce
a WFC Injector assembly that will not fit on perhaps 75% of the car engines on the road today. My point is that I have not
heard one word as to what you plan on screwing that injector into for testing once it is done. And unless you have a
horizontally opposed 4 cylinder air cooled VW engine like Stan was testing on, how do you know it will fit on what you
will be using as a test mule? Have you even decided what vehicle/engine type you will be using for testing????? The ton
of bricks should be hitting you right about now. I may be wrong, but you could be trying to make something that won't
fit anything that you have, and buying/being forced to use something else for testing is just going to cost you more cha ching!!!
My personal suggestion is for you to get out your lathe again and get a piece of round steel and turn it down to fit the
outside dimensions of the WFC Injector dimensions. You can MARK where the water fitting, the electrical ground connection, all
the stuff that would be hooked up to it, by using your caliper to get a very close mockup of what the finished injector would
look like. Once again, just a shell. And take that shell over to your car and pop the hood. Take out a spark plug, and slide
your shell on down into the spark plug hole. The heads on the engines today are a LOT different than what Stan was using.
As you know the plugs on most modern engines are not exposed. They are located down, sometimes way, way down in
holes cast into the heads in a attempt to position the plug in the best possible place for combustion. Now let me ask you,
does your mockup shell slide into your engines spark plug "well" ??? Now if it does, will the port where the water fitting
attaches to the injector clear the head?? Remember your shell will not have threads on it, so you will have to remember
that once the injector is screwed into the head the WATER PORT will be approximately one half of a inch (length of threads)
closer to the cylinder head. Does the water port still clear the head?? How about the ground connector?? One other MAJOR
THING to take into consideration is that the plug Stan made has "flats" machined on the side of the injector body so that a
combination wrench or a crescent wrench can be used to tighten the injector. This area is located BELOW the water fitting,
so a socket cannot be slid down the injector to tighten it. So with the injector sitting in the spark plug hole will you be able to use
a wrench to tighten it?? Now take out each plug one by one and check to make sure the injector will fit EACH spark plug hole
correctly without any clearance issues. Just because the injector fits one spark plug hole correctly DOES NOT mean it
will fit the others. Will the injector as Stan designed it fit on any engine that you have?? Stan made
his to fit the old VW engine, it's now more than twenty years later, and to say engine designs have changed would be putting it
very mildly. You are more than likely going to have to change the design to ensure a fit on today's engines. If you plan on
testing on a small engine remember the diameter and threads per inch are normally different than a automotive engine.
One other thing while I am thinking about it. Stan went to a lot of trouble to make a homemade injector circuit to fire his injectors.
I hope you do not intend to reinvent the wheel. In order to inject water at the correct instant for ignition/combustion to take place
use the on board electronics for fuel delivery ( we're talking water here!!!) and ignition. If you have already taken all of these details
into consideration and have solutions for them please disregard this post. I just thought of another problem you are going to have.
I am going to have to look into seeing if there is a solution readily available. I am now out of time. You can believe me or not believe me,
you just have to believe that I am absolutelynobody.
Seems to me like WFC Plug design is heavily adaptable because the most important portion is at the business end, everything from that point back could most likely be designed to fit into any engine without a problem, especially since the original coils wouldn't be needed anymore. Suppose we'll cross that bridge when we get to it, though.
Either way, I am SUPER stoked about all this and can't wait to see someone holding a finished injector here in 2012!